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    Eyelash Creatures

    Demodex folliculorum, or the demodicid, is a tiny mite, less than 0.4 mm long, that lives in your pores and hair follicles, usually on the nose, forehead, cheek, and chin, and often in the roots of your eyelashes.

    (A follicle is the pore from which a hair grows). Demodicids have a wormlike appearance, with legs that are mere stumps. People with oily skin, or those who use cosmetics heavily and don't wash thoroughly, have the heaviest infestations ... but most adults carry a few demodicids. Inflammation and infection often result when large numbers of these mites congregate in a single follicle.

    The mites live head-down in a follicle, feeding on secretions and dead skin debris. At the left, you can see three demodicids buried in the follicle of a hair, and you can also see the hair's shaft. If too many mites have buried into the same follicle, it may cause the eyelash to fall out easily.



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    Re: Eyelash Creatures

    I love these critters, the make great pets.
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    Re: Eyelash Creatures

    "Prophet" wrote:
    I love these critters, the make great pets.
    They're ok, but they poop too much.

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    Re: Eyelash Creatures

    I think they're the ones that keep hiding my keys.

    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

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